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Pokemon Go Adventure Sync Rewards & Details

Published: 4/Jan/2020 19:21 Updated: 4/Jan/2020 19:27

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Go Adventure Sync is an addition to the Pokemon Go app which allows you to earn Buddy Candy and hatch eggs even when the Pokemon Go app is turned off!

Trainers will be all too aware of the frustration of having to have the Pokemon Go app open in order to track the distance you have walked. It prevents you from using other apps and has a significant effect on your device’s battery life.

How to turn Adventure Sync on?

Providing you have Apple Health or Google Fit installed with location permissions enabled, you can turn Adventure Sync on within the Pokemon Go app. Niantic list the instructions as the following:

  1. Firstly, tap the Main Menu button.
  2. Then tap the settings button.
  3. Finally, tap on Adventure Sync. You’ll then be asked to grant permissions for Pokemon Go to access either Apple Health or Google Fit.
You can disable Adventure Sync by simply unchecking it within the settings. There is also the option to allow push notifications to notify you when your Buddy has earned a candy or an egg has hatched.
Pokemon Go HubAdventure Sync rewards confirmed correct as of January 14, 2019, still appear to be the same now…

What rewards can you earn?

Adventure Sync rewards are calculated on a weekly basis, on a Monday morning.

The minimum distance you need to travel for a reward is 5km with the highest reward coming at 50km. All of these rewards can be earned together, meaning they are stacked. There is also a special reward for walking 50km during a week as part of the 2020 Pokemon Go Hatchathon event.

  • 5km: 20 Poke Balls
  • 25km: 10 Great Balls + 500 Stardust + 1 Rare Candy or 1 5km Egg
  • 50km: 5 Ultra Balls + 1,000 Stardust + 5 Rare Candy, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, 5km egg or a 10km egg
  • 100km: 16,000 Stardust

Choose your rewards

A lot of Pokemon Go players might feel a 5km egg isn’t worthy reward for walking 25km. After all these can be found by simply spinning a PokeStop.

The way to combat this is to leave no Egg slots open. As a result you’ll be rewarded with either the 500 Stardust or 1 Rare Candy. However, these aren’t exactly the most enthralling of rewards either.

Adventure Sync not working

There have been several reported issues with Pokemon Go Adventure Sync not working. Some of those can be found and hopefully resolved below.

Low power/power saving mode

Do not use your phone’s low power/power saving mode feature as this may stop your phone from tracking your distance traveled. This appears to be most common resolution for Adventure Sync issues.

Automatic date & time

Other Adventure Sync users have reported issues being fixed when their phone’s date and time is set to automatic.

Speed limit

Fancy going for a jog to get closer to those Adventure Sync rewards? Well, unless you’re going for a slow jog then your distance traveled won’t be recorded. The limit of 10.5 km/h still applies.

Can I use a treadmill?

Yes, if the Pokemon Go app is completely closed then distance traveled on a treadmill will count towards the rewards.


What to expect from Pokemon Go’s December Community Day?

Published: 18/Nov/2020 16:15 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 16:16

by Paul Cot


It’s the one date Pokemon Go trainers have been waiting for – the December Community Day! Let’s take a look at what we can expect from the always special end-of-year event.

Community Days were first introduced in January of 2018 and as such there have been two previous ones held in December. Both of these featured the 11 Pokemon that headlined the previous months within that year.

They also featured an array of bonuses and were the same in both 2018 and 2019. Those bonuses were 2x catch XP, 2x catch Stardust, 1/2 Egg Distance, and 3-hour Lures.

2019 Community Day
Pokemon Company
The end-of-year Community Day is one Pokemon Go trainer’s favorite events!

2020 December Community Day

Therefore, it seems likely the 2020 December Community will continue this pattern. That means we can expect the same bonuses (or very close to) and the following Pokemon to feature:

  • Piplup – Hydro Cannon
  • Rhyhorn – Rock Wrecker
  • Abra – Counter
  • Seedot – Bullet Seed
  • Weedle – Drill Run
  • Gastly – Shadow Punch
  • Magikarp – Aqua Tail
  • Porygon – Tri Attack
  • Charmander – Dragon Breath
  • Electabuzz – Flamethrower
  • Magmar – Thunderbolt

All the above Pokemon’s exclusive moves are expected to be available again (as listed above). We don’t know the exact time restrictions but if you evolve any CD ‘mons into their final form during the event they should automatically know their respective exclusive move.

And, of course, this is in addition to all Shiny forms being available again.

When will the December CD take place?

Niantic was very generous with the 2018 December Community Day, having it span over nearly four days. That was a lot of time to catch a lot of Pokemon!

It looked like they realized this, as the following year the 2019 Community Day was split over two days, in 12-hour periods. Not only that — the 11 featured Pokemon were split between the two days, also.

The 2020 edition will probably be closer to 2019. So, we can expect the event to take place across two days with once again a split in the Pokemon.

Community Days are, give or take, a month apart so the prime weekends for this event will be December 12/13 or December 19/20. It’s hard to say which it will be but it will almost certainly be one of them.

Trainers will be expecting all of the previous Pokemon to feature, so should Niantic decide to go in a different direction we’d expect them to have something even better up their sleeve as they risk a lot of annoyed Pokemon Go players!